If taste is your priority then you need to grow heirloom tomatoes. These are varieties that have been selected as superior and have been grown for many years, sometimes centuries. Heirloom tomatoes may have green shoulders, cracks around the stem end, uneven shapes and poor production but they will have good taste. They are tomatoes with character.
By Gardener Jack Hardy Tomatoes take 115-120 days from planting the seed to harvesting fully ripe fruit. Do the math and that means if you want tomatoes for Christmas you must plant some seeds right now. Tomatoes are best started in fresh, quality potting mix such as Miracle Gro. I …